Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to protest the Zedler 1 anti-gay amendment, including delivering your signatures in person to Texas’ legislature. And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn. We got them off our backpacks and funding for the centers is safe. Great job!
This is a featured post from Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter President James Lee!
My name is James Lee and growing up in Rio Grande Valley Texas, I was taught that being gay was wrong. I …
Oct 7, 2012
In Florida, young people are working to make comprehensive sex education a reality in their state. The Broward County Youth Council, a project of Advocates for Youth and Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, leads the work of a statewide youth activist network that advocates for comprehensive sexual health education. Here’s a picture of some of the council members at the 2012 Urban Retreat!
Nov 28, 2013
I ran across an article about a couple that refused to leave their waiter a tip because of his sexual orientation. This is the note the couple left on the back of their receipt:
“Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God. Faggots do not share in the wealth of God, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your faggot choices made you …
Nov 25, 2013
Dinora, are you really a lesbian?
Dinora, are you sure you don’t like boys?
Dinora, you haven’t meet the right guy yet, give it time.
You’re too pretty to be a lesbian.
You don’t look like a lesbian.
I constantly hear those comments from every guy I meet or become friends with. It’s foolish. I didn’t know you had to be ugly to be a lesbian?
First off, nobody is ugly, everybody is different. And second, just because I’m “pretty” doesn’t mean I have to like guys. Now-a-days, people …
Nov 17, 2013
I came across this ad while scrolling through my instagram feed, all that came to mind when I saw this was, “what has this world come to”. Not only the ignorance, but the hate people carry and advertise everyday makes me worry about our future generations. How can someone possibly believe this? Well, many people do. The logic behind this ad is that if someone smokes marijuana and is under the influence of a drug, they will engage sexually with someone of the same sex due to lack of …
Nov 8, 2013
My favorite time of the year is Autumn- hence my love for all things Halloween! As the Events Coordinator for an LGBTQA Youth Organization in South Florida, my largest gratification comes when I produce a fabulous and successful event.
Two weeks ago was our annual LGBTQA-Inclusive Halloween Dance with the theme of “Voodoo in the Bayou” – stemming from my obsession with being a Southern Belle and the legendary, magical city of New Orleans. The decorations for the evening consisted of grand and elaborate foliage, life-size skeletons and even …
Nov 7, 2013
As a part of the efforts to change the mentality about contraception and spread more information on sexual health, I have been working on these condom goodie bags to give out with two other Broward County Youth Council #BCYC members. We are going to have a table set up in the breezeway at FAU’s Boca Raton campus and will be distributing information on the health services offered on campus, and about the Real Education For Healthy Youth Act, in hopes of getting signatures. Overall I’m pretty excited. This past …